Ti­tle: Melusi’s Ev­ery­day Zulu

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO CITY BEAT - Au­thor: Melusi Tha­bal­ala Pub­lisher: Jonathan Ball Pub­lish­ers

SIX days a week, ad­ver­tis­ing cre­ative Melusi Tsha­bal­ala posts a Zulu word on his Ev­ery­day Zulu Face­book page and tells a story about it.

His off-beat sense of hu­mour, ra­zor-sharp so­cial ob­ser­va­tions and frank po­lit­i­cal com­men­tary not only teaches his fol­low­ers isiZulu, but also of­fer in­sight into the world Melusi in­hab­its as a 21st cen­tury Zulu man.

Over the past few months he has built up a large, loyal fol­low­ing and he pokes fun at our dif­fer­ences and makes us laugh at our­selves and each other.

Melusi asks crit­i­cal questions of ev­ery­one, from Aunty He­len, DuduZille to Silili (Cyril Ramaphosa) and even Wool­worths (why are their air­cons al­ways set on ‘jou moer’?).

His fans love him for his hon­esty and com­mit­ment to point­ing out sub­tle and overt forms of prej­u­dice and racism.

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